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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Apr 4, 2013 12:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why no love for Nashville?

I think it had more to do with the Nashville being in the south.In the 12 states I would consider the southern states WV,VA,NC,SC,FL,AL,LA,MS,AR,TN,KY,through 78' the band played a total (give or take a few) of 55 shows,with 29 of those shows in FL and GA alone.If you were to pick any other region or grouping of states I strongly doubt it would yield that few shows.I think it was all about the redneck mentality,I know being from NY I traveled all over this country,but avoided the south completely.It was scary in the mid 70's and to a certain degree still is.

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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 6, 2013 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why no love for Nashville?

From NY too. Couldn't agree more. Very scary in the mid seventies.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Apr 6, 2013 11:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why no love for Nashville?

I travelled throughout the country extensively from the late 70's through the 90's and avoided the south until the mid 80's mainly due to the length of my hair, northern accent and attitude and a very real fear of the police and some of the less enlightened citizenry.There is plenty of that spread across our fair land,but WV just seems like a place you could disappear.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Apr 4, 2013 1:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why no love for Nashville?

Mid-South got the shaft. Blame New Orleans. I saw them twice in Memphis in '95, fwiw.

The 12/16/78 show is one of the best of the year. Certainly one the best, if not the best, audience recording from '78. Sugaree and Scarlet> Fire are spectacular.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Apr 4, 2013 6:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why no love for Nashville?

" I saw them twice in Memphis in '95, fwiw."

And,I saw the two B'ham shows after those. I think the Memphis>B'ham>Tampa group of shows is a nice little grouping, personally. (Yes, I realize no one will mistake these shows for the Capitol Theater but they are what they are...)

A lot of people like to dog the B'ham shows but when I listen to them now, I hear them playing old tunes in new ways: definitely not deserving of the "mailed it in" comments that make some heads feel knowledgeable and superior.

http://archive.org/details/gd95-04-05.sbd.18097.sbeok.shnf

Touch; HCS; TMNS; and, Dew are highlights.

Enjoy,
Judge TOOTMO

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Apr 4, 2013 8:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why no love for Nashville?

One of those Memphis shows had a legitimately good and interesting Estimated, but I honestly can't think of any other reason to revisit those. Jerry songs had become so painful by then.